These are the answers to questions about COVID-19 posed by you. We will keep you up to date with any new information and advice as we get it.
If you suspect you have COVID-19
Why is shielding being paused? What is the evidence base for this decision?
Will the Government be writing to clinically extremely vulnerable people?
Will I need to shield again in the future? How will those decisions be taken?
I haven’t had my second dose yet / I have not yet had my vaccine – is it ok for me to stop shielding?
Can I take the vaccine if I’m on immunosuppressants? If I can, will it work as well as it does for other people?
Will the vaccine make my PF worse?
I haven’t heard about my next hospital appointment, what should I do?
What about my medical treatment?
Preventing others from infecting you
What about my oxygen supply?
I'm feeling more breathless. Can I have an oxygen test?
What happens if I am admitted to hospital?
Should I wear a face mask?
What about medications and the coronavirus?
What can I do to help others?
This page was originally published on 8 March 2020, and was last updated on 19 March 2021. This advice is updated as new information becomes available.